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Earlier today I was alerted to the existence of this scene from a Silver Age-era Flash story:

(FYI, Flash: nothing is impossible in comic books.)

This scene appears to be quite (in)famous, turning up dozens of results on Google, but none of them give a source for the original comic. Nor do they state what happened next, which is especially interesting given that other questions on this site indicate that The Flash cannot move or breathe in space.

When did this happen?

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    Nothing is impossible... except sane scenarios. – Gallifreyan Jul 2 '17 at 10:29
  • This is why I don't read comics. – Davor Jul 3 '17 at 11:18
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According to Comicvine, this is Justice League of America #154 from May 1978, subtitled "I'll Kill You In Your Dreams!". You can read it here.

In the story, Doctor Destiny sent the Justice League dreams with a warning about how they will be taken down, and sent their respective enemies instructions (in dreams) on how to take the heroes down. The Trickster was sent a dream where he made Flash trip on the atomic banana. The Flash, in turn, was sent a dream where he tripped on it.


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He then uses a gravitational assist around Jupiter to come back to Earth, because why not?


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  • Brilliant! Thank you. – F1Krazy Jul 2 '17 at 11:45
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    And note, too, that this is very firmly not a Silver Age story. – Patrick Wynne Jul 2 '17 at 17:39
  • @PatrickWynne This comic series started in 1960, so that may be the reason people call it a Silver Age story. – Gallifreyan Jul 2 '17 at 20:13

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